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through the election. and they're handing out flyers all over the heartland of the country, obama is not going to take your guns, they're trying to fog the election and get through the election, but if they do, it's katie bar the door. stuart: yes indeedy, look at black friday. next hour we'll talk to the gun store owner who took out the ad in the paper. if you voted for barack obama, your business is not welcome. it's been great for his business. he's on the show the top of the hour coming up. perhaps all research in motion needed was "varney & company" to put it on death watch. since we did so, the stock is up 5 #% in one month. 70% up in three months, a lot of positive buzz surrounding the blackberry 10 due the end of january and the stock has gone straight up despite our death watch. maybe we should put microsoft, a stock that i own, on death watch. take a look at the video please, two armed robbers made off with nearly $100,000 in black friday cash. the two men hid in a target store in new jersey, after it closed, they entered the cash room, that's where cops say the men tied
. >>> elections have consequences and the democrats are feeling emboldened. they want to see taxes go up on the rich. will they give president obama room to negotiate some kind of deal that gets through this hell coming january 1st. they say they won, the other side lost, they're going to fight. >>> plus democrats are moving to end the so-called silent filibuster which republicans have used to quietly say if you don't have 60 votes, you ain't going nowhere. this is the big question, if they're successful it's possible, it's possible the democrats will be able to get some things done. we'll talk about that in a minute. they're going to be just like jimmy stewart finally. they're going to force them to actually filibuster like they did in mr. smith goes to washington. anytime they really want to shut down the senate. >>> and the democrats considered least likely to win back her senate seat beats the odds thanks to todd akin and is back for a second term. our friend the great claire mccaskill joins us tonight, the senator from missouri. >>> what's the first sound you hear after a democrat w
agree with with what julia said. i think that you have to interpret these elections in two ways. on one side, you have the independent versus unionist vote. and in that way, i think you can safely say there has for the been a great deal of change in the sense that the big push towards pro independence parties are as asked for didn't happen. on the other side, you can clearly say that in the left versus right, there has been just a move towards the left. and in particular with parties towards pushed against austerity cuts. so i think the way to on interpret that is that it will be hard for an independence referendum, although he has already announced he will do so. and he had to do so ban he has always announced that he will do this whatever results come out of of the elections. but to do so, he will have to form a government with the left erc party, which he's fiercely against austerity. so i think that for rajoy, all this means that probably he is strengthened in the and itity independent side of the story, but also he will find it very hard to push further austerity that is needed to
both parties have failed the american people. gathery says the people are to blame. we elect the same people. thanks for sharing. that's it from washington. see you next send. >> chris: i'm chris wallace. people take to the streets of cairo to protest the egyptian president power grab and fallout continues over the benghazi terror attack. we'll discuss the situation in egypt. the cease-fire in gaza, and the libya investigation when we sit down with senator john mccain. it's a fox news sunday exclusive. then is the looming fiscal cliff casting a shadow over shoppers and investors this holiday season? visions of bargains are dancing in the heads of consumers. will the possibility of higher attackses slow them down. we'll talk with matthew shay, president of the national retail federation and john sweeney of fidelity investments. the holiday is over for white house and congressional leaders trying to make a deal. we'll ask our sunday panel if they can reach a compromise. >>> a thanksgiving tradition, our power player of the week has me dancing with turkeys, all right now on "fox
in a swing state, the co2 question played a major role in the election concerning the coal mining question. to avoid any other misunderstanding, i know what it means to close a coal mine for 35,000 inhabitants, most of them employed in the coal mine. when you close down the coal mine, it was an economic disaster. but today, the coal mine is closed down and you have an economically flourishing city. so it is possible to step away from a traditional industrial structure, with public financing and support to go into another direction. therefore we need more money in the european budget. [laughter] mali and congo, i set a lot about our common commitment, and where the values are challenged, wherever terrorism and terrorist groups try to destroy countries, to bring countries to the state of a failed state, as a basis for terrorist groups to export their terrorism, we must act. somalia is a symbol. what is happening in mali is a direct result of the libyan revolution. it is now distributed in the whole region. not only mali. a at a meeting with the king of morocco to tell me that for his country
. a young woman said it's not the first election we worry about, it's the second. that's what we have to worry about, a repeat of the iranian experience. what should the united states of america do? saying this unacceptable. we thank mr. morsi for his efforts in brokering a cease-fire, which is fragile but this is not what the united states of america taxpayers expect and our dollars will be directly related to the progress towards democracy which you promised the people of egypt when your party and you were elected president. >> chris: let's talk about that because morsi took his steps ours after secretary of state hillary clinton praised him for helping to broker the peace deal between hamas and israel and the administration issued the state department a tepid criticism. how tough should they get? should they say you have to pull back? what should our demands and leverage be? >> our leverage is not only substantial bayance and aid, plus an imf deal but the marshaling world public opinion is also against this kind of move by mr. morsi. we appreciate president morsi's action but in th
is ticking. it's been three weeks since the election and congress really no closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff, unless they're not telling us something. that's a possibility. now both sides appear to be focusing on what they want to rule out rather than what they're willing to compromise on. we're live on capitol hill with the very latest. david: also, we held a small business summit right here on "after the bell," and it looks like the president was watching. he has invited small business owners to discuss what they want to see from congress. we'll be talking behind the closed doors with one of those who was behind the closed doors, the ceo of bottom line growth strategy, she was at the meeting. liz: david, are you feeling lucky? david: yes. liz: the powerball jackpot at a massive $500 million, but before you run out to buy your ticket, we're going to tell you what the real payouts are. i know that won't stop you, nonetheless, you'll still get a bunch of coin. is and where the money actually goes -- and where the money actually goes. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk.
moving lower. the sector began to take a hit following the election, and has yet to find its footing. liz: take a look at nat gas. they're all moving lower. the expectation of warmer weather across much of the u.s. means less usage of natural gas, particularly in the northern midwest and we were going to get snow tomorrow under an inch. david: and we are seeing weakness the department store stocks. macy's and nordstrom's underperforming in that particular sector. liz: how about some jewelry for the holidays. a rough year, but today it is making a huge push to get consumers to buy diamonds and fine jewelry. president and ceo harvey cantor here live to tell us what those deals are including a huge giveaway they're doing and how we are doing and what kind of a halo effect they're having on the giveaway. david: and economic advisors warning middle-class tax rates to rise and failing to catch could cause consumers to spend $200 million less than they normally would next year. coming up chairman of the president's council of economic advisors joining us to talk about the fiscal cliff and whethe
. he was first elected back in 19 0 and is preparing to enter his 17th term when the 13th congress convenes next year he currently serbs as chairman of the science, space and technology committee. he is the longest serving member of the committee and the first member to serve as a ranking member as both a republican and a democrat. now everybody know what is a comedian that ralph is and i want to share a funny story with you about him. at his birthday party in may of 2011, i was asked to say a few words about him. so i talked for a few minutes about him and about what it was like to serve with him and i ended by saying that i hoped to wrap up my time in congress in just three to four terms and would never aspire to serve as long as he is. to which ralph dryly replied, well, bill, we're going to miss you. he adds levity to every situation. mr. speaker, it's an han nor to work alongside ralph. i look forward to serving with him in the future and to addressing the many pressing needs of the american people. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: mr. speaker, i yield two
, in a statement says, elected officials from both parties need to listen to the will of the voters and focus on rebuilding the middle class and strengthening our economy by investing in jobs, not cuts. on the other side, conservatives say it's not a game changer because from unions, this is really nothing new. >> the fact they are publicly saying what they have been privately saying is helpful the american people understand where obama's intransigence comes from, but nothing's changed. >> they negotiated details this week of the grand fiscal cliff compromise that democrats and republicans hope to reach. lawmakers back in town neex week, and there's a meeting loosely scheduled in the white house against top democrats and republicans in congress with president obama. dagen? dagen: thank you so much, happy thanksgiving, my man. down in washington, d.c., but here in studio with my, monica crowely, author of "what the bleep just happened?" how do they have influence over the white house and represent in terms of the private job market a tiny sliver of employees in the country? >> it really is inc
to clear those levels. we have the ceiling created by the highs. right before the election. let's call that the romney rally which creates a thick wall of resistance to 1450. if we beat the pre-election highs, then there is still one last barrier even though it broke down after the election. every time it would rally, the move would peter out. right now we are out in the same area and then start giving up ground. to get over the symmetry problem the s&p needs to close over 1391 and needs to do it real fast. even though brodin has a constantly positive attitude, the new line in the sand is the november 16th line of 1346. here is the bottom line. based on the reading of the charts, brodin things yesterday's rally was not a flash in the pan. her chart suggests it was perhaps a real bottom. if we go over the fiscal cliff, things are going to get bad. it is good to have the charts or her reading of the charts on the bull side again. "mad money" is back after the break. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really bi
governments of unfunded liabilities just to the public employees. melissa: we just had an election. people do not believe that. lou: i do not understand. the election was not about unfunded liabilities. melissa: fundamentally about the size of government and people voted bigger. lou: i must have missed that. the republican party has grown government and assume advisers to government -- governor romney were the same as president bush. melissa: is seen as the boat to four obama was bigger government. lou: and the vote for mitt romney? i am saying the intellectual integrity of the moment acknowledging it is the size of government if we can't sustain them and the social safety net programs in perpetuity when we're trillions of dollars in debt and for doing so. melissa: how do drive that message home? nobody is getting it. >> a lot of people are. but they're not being honest. there in the democratic party and if they continue to refuse what is reality, and then a cliff is a small thing and embedded for decades. it is not a pleasant experience. melissa: i am not excited. [laughter] i hear you. meli
. the countdown is 17 points. >> i am melissa francis of election is over but the president heads the campaign trail to talk about his solution for the fiscal cliff. nothing is getting done in washington. >> what is rich's the $230,000 for a tough pill to swallow for new tax hikes. so now it will buy even make dead-end. what does lou dobbs think? melissa: corporate america racing to get ahead of the cliff with wall street funds to help your wallet. melissa: time for stocks ahead to the floor of the new york stock exchange with nicole petallides confidence hitting the post recession peak but traders are not buying it? >> >> of its numbers result of the market moved higher the dow moving into the green but now was sells off continuing the trend. we're doing much of the same we're under pressure with dow jones industrial average but also of the nasdaq has some of perot's. the confidence numbers of the highest levels since february 2008 also case-schiller shows the total order for durable goods is unchanged. we have a deal on wall street and some upgrades so there are bits and pieces and many are
the election, the big question was, will israel bomb the iranian nuclear plants. i think israel has allowed itself to still have that option available to them. connell: that option is available to them and they have the election coming up. >> in january. we are at a very interesting point now in the middle east. dagen: and credible insight, always. happy thanksgiving. connell: good start to the hour. a lot of important stuff going on around the world. then we have this hostess story. they could not reach a deal with the union. the company looking to move ahead with the shutdown. you are talking about 18,000 people out of work. dagen: blackberry dumped by the government this time. they say the blackberries keep failing. an unacceptable rate. what if they held congress to the same standard? connell: steve cohen, one of the big names. he is now at the center of an insider trading case. charlie gasparino has been doing some reporting on that. he will be here to give us the very latest. first, let's look at oil. ♪ connell: markets now. heading back to nicole petallides. we do it every 15 minut
in the u.s. markets after the election on november 6th. we're back to -- >> we have a crack data team, don't we? we ask, they perform. thank you very much. >>> from california to florida, walmart workers have been staging protests at various locations across the country. but, is that keeping shoppers away? we'll go live to a walmart store in maryland for the latest action on that. >>> plus, we'll tell you six ways to find the best deals out there. all it takes is your fingers and a mobile device. >>> up next -- fiscal cliff getting closer and closer every single day. one member of our panel says there is no way the lawmakers will hash out a deal by the end of the year. what does that mean for stocks? stick around to find out. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no mat
of things going on in politics as ever. we had regional elections in spain. yields you can see slightly higher, but still well below 6%. now, these regional elections fairly important because we know catalonia has been pushing on on independence. now, it looks less likely we'll get that referendum, but not because people in catalonia are any less eager on a separatist movement. just that they didn't vote for the main guy who is proposing it. they voted for competitor party which is makes it slightly harder in the short term for them possibly to get a referendum going. so eases the pressure in the short term but means there is still a longer term problem there. catalonia is one of those regions that still has very large deficits, as well. so the politics in spain slightly skewed as they will be, but not so much pressure on rajoy at the moment. unlikely to ask for assistance in the short term. we also have another euro group meeting take, back in brussels, yes, i know, we seem to have one every week. they may come up with a long term financing deal for greece. finally talking about debt f
they be equal, necessarily? >> you know, we just had a big election campaign. president ran on the importance of extending tax cuts for middle class families who have been struggling for the last two decades in our economy. and for raising taxes on the top. it's important we address our problems in a balanced way. that's what the president laid out in his budget, which reduces the combined deficit over the next ten years by $4 trillion with a combination of spending cuts and additional revenue. >> but to michelle's point, if you deal with the tax tax portion first, you know, you lose some of the leverage and getting some spending cuts made at some point in the negotiations if you're emphasizing taxes first. do you agree? >> as far as economy goes, what could provide the greatest certainty for the economy right now would be for the house to take up the bill that the senate passed. extend those middle class tax cuts. >> mr. krueger, thank you for joining us. appreciate it very much. >> thank you for having me. >> alan krueger from the white house. in the latest score they're calling them physic
owners are happy with the way their elected representatives are handling this looming threat. >> chief washington correspondent john harwood kicks off our "rise above" road trip with a trip to john boehner's home state of ohio. what are his constituents saying about the situation? >> they're worried about it, michelle. the fiscal cliff is an abstraction to some degree here in washington. they're just behind me at the white house. representatives are meeting with white house officials now. in southwest ohio, john boehner's district north of cincinnati, a tip back into recession would bring very real economic pain. >> oh, i thought -- you did that so well, john. i thought you were leading up to a tape soof some kind. >> i was leelding ileading up f some kind, it's not rolling. >> you fooled them. representatives go back to their home states during a thanksgiving holiday. do you think they got an earful? get something done, compromise, do something, or stand your ground. what do you think the message was? >> yes, i do think they did. it's not a stand your ground message. somebody said th
for their fiscal cliff? one of the places we're looking at, japan. there is an election coming up in the middle of december. what we are seeing is the japanese yen devaluing. one of the things we need for their economy is exports. they have been horrible. look at electronics companies right now, they are really struggling. we're looking at the fiscal cliff, the dollar holding into an 80, 81 range, and it will probably stay there until we start getting closer to the christmas holidays and when it comes to crunch time for the fiscal cliff, let's see how this shakes out. cheryl: i still can't believe the euro is as strong as it has against the dollar considering everything that is going on over there. while our economy seems to be strengthening, how do you explain that? >> there is a flight to safety. people leave europe is going to be able to pull this out. there is a lot of money brought in tinto all of this. you have japan pulling down, the yen is getting weaker and weaker. the flight to safety going to the euro dolla euro dollar and e u.s. dollar. let's wait and see how this plays out on monda
a boss. the elected political party in the gaza -- a power broker. they still considered a terrorist organization. clinton then departs from cairo to meet with egyptian president allegedly trying to broker a deal between israel and hamas, more than likely looking to preserve billions of dollars in u.s. aid to is nation. president obama has requested more than one half million in congress. tonight we will examine the parameters of any so-called israeli gaza peace deal and the real possibility that such a deal has in essence been stuck as -- struck already. been kept officially on hold until the obama administration could take some of the credit. some of the brightest minds in the business. john bolton, fox middle east affairs analyst. in other major developments tonight, the world's most important banker doing well street investors no favors real acquainting them instead with the scary parts of the fiscal cliff story. the federal reserve chairman spooking investors saying that the bank would not have infinite ability to address the fallout from the failure to avoid going over the so-c
're defensive. tell us more. >> so into the u.s. election, especially given that the polls were leaning towards obama, we had taken a defensive stance already. we had gone slightly underweight equities, and added more things like high-yield mortgage debt, emerging market debt, and mortgage-backed securities, that will yield as much as capital appreciation, and investments that have lower volatility than the stock market. so we have an overweight there. those investments i just spoke about, that's about 24% of our portfolio right now, and that's definitely helped us get through the last few weeks without giving up much of our gains. >> susie: tell us a little bit about -- well, you are on the buying side with equities, what are you buying? are you in u.s. stocks? international stocks? what is the mix? >> sure. one of the interesting things i think over the last few months, and maybe this isn't putting it very elegantly, but i like to think about it as revenge of the global investor. for all of 2011, and the start of 2012, we saw the s&p as one of the world's leading stock markets. and a lot of i
. if you look at the election, i don't think the only mandate i really saw to that was both sides depending on which side of the aisle you are on are very angry about what's going on and the lack of leadership from any of our elected officials so i think it is going to be kind of a can kicking down the road liz but they will come up with some type of resolution. i think that's why the s&ps are really holding on to 100 day moving average. we are a few handles below it on the s&p today. liz: fox business news alert merck is increasing dividend from 42 cents to 43 cents, for shareholders of record december 17th. they are the ones who are going to get this. you are starting to see this behavior teddy where yeah i mean companies are moving it up, moving their dividend gains or whatever they want to do for shareholders before that first of the year. >> i think it's shareholder friendly, liz, but at the end of the day i don't think it means anything. i have lived with ordinary income tax rates on dividends for most of my trading adult life and 0 interest rate environment, you get a company that pa
as a result of paying it earlier. >> adelson loses in the election so he realizes rates are going higher so he pays a special -- >> i don't know what the numbers add up to. he spent over -- how many millions did he spend? >> for investors that want to catch the next one, it's a shot in the dark to know who will be -- we're kind of running out of time here. >> the clock is ticking. >> go to one where you have grandkids relying on the dividend. anyone out there? >> it's great point. >> generation skip? >> walton grandkids, $800 million a month in dividends. >> how do you spend all that? >> i don't know. >> but brown forman is a fantastically performing -- a real winner. you may know this as jack daniels. very successful -- very successful growth company. as has bean. these are very, very cash flow spewing companies and they're giving it to you. i love it. i really do. >> it's amazing. >> we talked about it so long ago after the election you started to see it pop one after another. walmart setting the tone. >> returning capital to share holders is a theme. adt as well increasing its share repurch
. their first sit down since the election november 6. tonight's record-breaking powerball jackpot is now up to $550 million. people lining up across the country for their chance to hit it big. if you think you're going to become an instant millionaire, here's a sobering stat. the odds are one in 175 million. those are your headlines. back to you. lori: thank you. melissa: are you sharing your lottery winnings with me? lori: yesterray i was on the fence, but i've decided i should be generous. melissa: in the summer knight capital was fighting for it survival after aaron's trading wiped out money from the balance sheet. but they find themselves in the middle of a bidding war as high frequency trading outfit tries to outbid their arrival. who has the advantage? which has the advantage. >> we report, you decide. i will lay ouu a couple of things. convincing the board to accept an all cash. from $3 plus. we don't know what the plus is, that could be a big thing. they're looking to do this by telling the board members, who actually like the ceo, tom joyce. he corralled the new investors when they
. our president during the election, he himself embraced the three to one notion and referenced bowles/simpson. i think both sides understand that. i'm not believing that there's that much irresponsibility among leadership in washington. >> let me ask you about entitlements. it's unclear at this point as to whether democrats are seriously willing to put that on the table. if you listen to harry reid, the senate majority leader, it would certainly suggest they're not. the white house itself has said it considers entitlements, social security, and otherwise as a separate issue from the fiscal cliff. house leader eric cantor speaking this morning in washington about that very issue. i want you to listen and we'll talk about it on the other side. >> we have not seen any good faith effort on the part of this administration to talk about the real problem that we're trying to fix. i'm told that mr. bowles, as some of us will meet with him later today, had said earlier this morning there's been no serious discussion by the white house on entitlements, on medicare and medicaid. >> is that where
the qe-3 sell-off, the sell-off after the election. we've gotten half of that back. s? an opportunity, if you were freaking out last week, going my gosh, i don't want to be long, i don't want to be invested going into the end of the year, you're now getting the opportunity. so investors at home. if you feel yourself just as you said, getting filled with hope, i hope this continues, i hope this rally goes on, that's not sound investing. this is an opportunity to take some things off the table. the turkey gods are smiling on you. >> what would you take off the table? i think the tide is going to rise all boats or sink all ships. so, yeah, if you've got longer term gains and want to capitalize on that tax advantage now, that's fine. if you stay invested in this environment, you're betting on congress. i mean, you're not betting on the market, you're betting on congress. and they don't have a very good track record here, so i think from now until the end of the year -- >> i don't know, i think they have a track record of exploring all the other possibilities and finally doing the right th
dive, very, very foggy in that area -- minute drive, very, very foggy in that area. >>> since election day one sector of the economy has shown explosive growth probably not the kind of stimulus white house wants to see, people have been buying up guns and ammunition at a frantic pace out of concerns the administration might push ahead new restrictions. newspapers reports gun and ammo sales are twice than this time last year. they fall short of the mad rush to buy firearms after the president was first elected in 2008. gun retailers warn there could be shortages on the horizon in sales continue at their current pace. >>> this week a decision is expected on fate of a popular north bay oyster farm, abc7 news has been reporting on the fight over drake's bay company since 2007. the park service claims the -- harming the environment and they want i closed. the national academy of sciences found the park service environmental review lacks strong scientific support because there wasn't enough data available. interior secretary salazar has the final say his decision is expected within the next
. the problem is that time is marching on. we've had the election, we've had thanksgiving. the excuses are running out. the lame-duck session is only so long. that's probably why the markets are getting nervous. although you may get a deal done in q-1 rather than in q-4, the fact that it actually hits from january 1st is going to keep business very cautious, very defensive and that's going to worry the equity market. >> it's interesting because it also comes against the landscape where we've seen chinese equities underperform, they reminded us very few of its member countries have great growth prospects going forward. that's probably wise. people are saying why is it that across the globe the u.s. fiscal cliff is such an issue. well, it's because sources of growth at this point are few and far between. >> that is the problem. where is growth going to come from. the one place that looked set for a reasonable 2013 was the u.s. economy. europe flat, china slower probably than this year. but a reasonable set of growth. if you put a 3.5%, 4% of gdp drag on that economy which was only growin
house e-mail says it's the first chance they've had to meet since the election. >>> the election may be over but president obama is campaigning again. as ktvu's alison burns reports, the president wants public support for his plan for the fiscal cliff crisis. >> reporter: dave, the president is meeting with ceos, including those who backed mitt romney and then he will meet with middle-class families. he's trying to sell the plans for the fiscal cliff, those that kick in at the end of the month. now, investors grow increasingly worried about whether congress should be able to avert the crisis. democrats and republics are deadlocked on a range of issue including the president's plan to raise taxes. republicans say the proud should quit campaigning. >> he's back on the campaign trail, presumably doing what we're all familiar with. >> so to suggestion that we should -- now that the election is over stop talking to them about these vital issues, i think is bad add -- bad advice. >> reporter: reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 400,000 unemployed cal
to be in a trading just like when i saa you the last time before the election. i think they will sweat as. i think everybody will get scared. i think you will be an enormously wonderful buying opportunity for stocks that you like if they cause the market to go down a lot. lou: at which time can be still declare it to be christmas? >> one would hope. we have children. lou: thank you for being here. we will see how it plays out. we will hang on and keep our fingers crossed. white house spokesman says the president just is really impressed with the ambassador and does not care about the consequences of misleading the public on what happened there. we are joined in moments. and the so-called fiscal cliff dominating debate in washington d.c. a lot of talk. what about the finances in state capital all across the country? folks are kind of ignoring another source of -- well, let's say inched. take a look at some of the worst offenders in the "chalk talk" here next. stay with us. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] e mercedes-benz winter event is back, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ]
plan has been on the mind of what investors. before the election we were down significantly below $1,700 but now that obama has four more years to try to figure out this mess and the fiscal click coming you are seeing something back in the gold market and we are $20 today which under normal circumstances would to excite me that much but trading around this area, possibly on the cusp of head over $1,800 in a short period of time. liz: what about silver contract? >>> silver on love. it has been heavily higher, it is a good level of support, the net level of resistance is $35 which could be obviously a blank like $1,800 in gold. the next couple weeks we will test it again and see how that plays out with the fiscal coin. cheryl: thank you, appreciate it. they were lined up around the block at the iconic macy's herald square. to take advantage of today's black friday deals. terry lundgren was there to help shoppers with any questions, big or small littoral year earlier, had a chance to talk about the impact of superstorm sandy on macy's bottom-line and a personal toll it took on his emplo
. but after the election now front and center all the coverage really is the fiscal cliff, the warnings, what might happen. that is finally, as a result, starting to hit home. in october, for example, very few people have the fiscal cliff on the radar screen. now half of them are worried about it. i think it has moved up the list now for the first time for consumers. melissa: to ask why they are not buying more, they will stand so darn right about that fiscal cliff, i will not get an extra toy. >> how they really feel it is the equity market is not doing well in the last month. that is what brings it home for consumers. you can ask how has the economy thabeen doing the last couple of weeks they don't feel quite as good as they did a couple of months ago. a lolove that is the equity mar. melissa: the fiscal cliff is probably symbolic that this idea that we have the same people in washington sitting there agreeing about nothing and getting nothing done and whether it is the fiscal cliff specifically for the economy in general, these people are there doing nothing, still they're the ones who hel
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up above 13,000 barely on the dow. europe taking stock of spanish elections over the weekend waiting to see if they can agree on the bailout for greece. we start with black friday shopping weekend. numbers look out as we kick off cyber-monday. which retailers crushed it and which ones were crushed? >>> if you were keeping track, the dow added 421 points last week and bulls argue it could add even more if european leaders settle this dispute over greek aid. we'll discuss the potential impact as they meet in brussels right now. >> a big day for analyst upgrades. research in motion, facebook, yahoo! we'll go over those and see why citi needs three analysts to initiate coverage of apple. we'll begin with retail sales picture from this past weekend. 139 million consumers shopped during black friday weekend. that's up from 132 million last year. total spending up to 59.1 billion to 54.4 a year ago. average holiday shopper spending $434 over the weekend. sales on black friday fell 1.8% from the same day a year ago setting the stage for today known as cyber-monday. american shoppers will spe
-off after the elections. we had sandy to deal with also. this has taken our mind off that which is a nice change of pace for the people on the east coast. so the holiday season gives us something to cheer about. the markets have done their part this week. >> how are we setting up for next week given that next week is going to be a full trading session for one but as i mentioned, washington gets back to business hopefully and maybe gets some work done. >> is it back to business? are we going to expect anything out of them? down here it doesn't seem like we are. i don't want to say that we've lost hope but the fiscal cliff, we don't think it will happen, we really don't. i don't expect anything out of washington. i would look more toward overseas and what they're seeing. things are going to keep falling. >> what matters more to the markets, spain or the fiscal cliff? >> the fiscal cliff is so quiet this week. i'm going to say spain. a bigger linchpin short-term going into next week. >> matt, thank you for stopping by. a special black friday treat for you. sears and kmart president one of th
think president obama was elected to make the hard costs. host: what you mean? caller: he was elected to make a choice for the country. the majority of the country. the republicans are wrong and he is right. and i think that he should let us what the fiscal cliff because the republicans are scrambling out trying to change everything. they need to mow them out. and change it then. but i think they should let them go off the cliff. host: are you on medicare and social security? having yes. cliff wranglers way medicare age. can the country afford to continue on this road? paying what we pay for medicare? caller: we can afford it but it is a necessary evil. we have got to of the people stand firm and put the country back on a track that everyone can understand it. there will not be any blind stops. because this is what we have got to do and we should do it. and i think that president obama should let it happen. host: raise taxes on everyone or those who make more than $250,000 a year? caller: on everyone. it is fair. we lived through a bush. i think we can live through this. host: ok. tha
and the shareholders who elect these individuals allow companies to move assets to the highest form? john malone constantly spins off things shuffling paper. looking to not only grow intrinsic value, but allowing it to surface. if you just bought a basket of securities that dr. malone had over the years, you'd have compounded assets at about a 15% the last 20 to 30 years. buffett does something else, buys and holds. irene rosenfeld, i said she's going to buy cadbury, she took it, put it into a package, spun off kraft. mondelez is a fantastic asset. another example, hillshire, sarah lee, we talked about that spinning off. look at the pieces. what are the elements that are worth? hillshire is a company 120 million shares, the stock's around $25, $3 billion market cap, basically the company sells protein for breakfast, jimmy dean sausages, the sausage category, how big is it? >> might be a little fat -- >> lunch meat. joe -- >> well, it's sausage. i want it. i eat it, i want it. i'm telling you it's not all protein. this is good. >> hot dogs, joe. >> just sort of in a trance. it's sort of a relief,
capture him. >>> the recommend-elect of mexico will take office this saturday. he says he want -- the president-elect of mexico will take office this saturday and he wants to discuss the drug war when he talks with president obama. immigration will also probably be among those discussions. >>> 7:15. new this morning, u.n. ambassador susan rice is meeting with -- on capitol hill with three senators who have been critical of her initial explanation about the attacks in libya. jamie dupree has more from washington, d.c. via skype. >> reporter: there is a lot of talk that she will be nominated for the position of secretary of state. rice is here this morning meeting with senators john mcan, lindsey graham and others in the basement of the capitol. you can see a stakeout that's down there where vee with -- where we have microphones set up. we're hoping to hear from some senators later this morning about this meeting. rice has taken a lot of flack for her explanation on the talk shows about what happened on the attacks in libya on that u.s. facility in benghazi where four republicans
president obama was re-elected. i don't think it's his fault. but the perception that he would not be able to work with republican members of congress to avert the fiscal cliff has caused investors to run for the hills. take a look. at the s&p 500 over the past two weeks, s&p 500 probably resembles some of your investments. we don't know what might be included in a deal to raise revenue instead of raising tax rates. you're probably going to see taxes on the rich going up. it's giving investors the heebie jeebies. their instinct is to sell stocks. what are they worried about? concerns have a lot to do with the expiration of the bush tax cuts which could be painful for investors. capital gains taxes rise from 15% to 20% for most people who file taxes. taxes on dividends rise from 15% to your top income tax rate which could be depending how much you earn, as much as 39.6%. given that a lot of people rely on those dividends for their income, it's no surprise to see some of the highest dividend-yielding stocks get slammed in the past few weeks. take a look at some of those. but as i've been say
for the himpingts after the election republicans believe taxes should be raised on the wealthy but they should not be for two reasons. you should ask people what the wealthy pay in taxes. most people have no idea that 1% pays 40% of the taxes. do no warm, hippocratic oath. the cbo says if you raise taxes on the rich people you'll underperform the economy by a point. why do it at all, larry? >> do y do it the all all. the white house put out a study saying if we fall off the fiscal cliff consumers will lose 200 billion worth of sales, maybe income, too. why are we doing this, keith boyakin? >> two things. first of all, part of the reason, in response to layer, why 1% of the top earners pay 40% of the taxes is because they control 42% of all the income and wealth in the country so there's a great deal of income inequality in our country. we'll debate that larry. but second question, getting back to what you said, laurie kudlow, the white house report didn't say that raising tax on everyone was a problem. it said that raising taxes on the middle class would cause a $200 billion crimp or reduction
, yeah. larry, what are you going to buy here? >> look at the market since the election. in fact, global stock markets are flat. u.s. stocks are down 2%. that's like nothing. so basically what's happening is this fiscal cliff is holding down a market that's being boosted by what steve said, better economic numbers, not just in the u.s. china's bottom is going up. we've seen better pmi numbers in europe. monetary expansion is pushing asset spriess up. so again, if you believe there's going to be resolve, and it could well go down. i actually think there will be bigger buying opportunities if you go through december 31st with negative rhetoric into the new year. that's when things get really nasty here. i don't learn anything from the sound bites from senator reid or boehner or anybody else. these are just negotiations going on. >> all right. >> unfortunately in public. that's my point. >> that's how it's always done. you are so hopeful, bill. >> larry, steve, i'll see you later. >> it's charming, bill. just charming. all right. we have -- >> that's a code word on her part, by the way. >>
of the increase slowed the same month as election day, and as talks over avoidg the fisc cliff heated up in washington. fewer americans filed for unemployment insurance for the first time last week. initial jobless claims fell by 41,000 as the impact of super- storm sandy on the job market began to ease. still, new claims remain over 400,000 thanks to the storm. on wall street: the dow closed up 48 points, the nasdaq added almost 10, and the s&p 500 finished higher by three. >> susie: stocks also rose on news of a ceasefire in the fighting between hamas and israel in the gaza strip. the announcement came after a week of rocket attacks and counter-attacks that has killed an estimated 150 people. most of the dead are palestinians. and just before that agreement to end hostilities, a bomb exploded in a tel aviv bus station injuring 27. >> tom: i don't wake up trying to solve for wall street, i wake up trying to solve for our members and customers each and every day. still ahead, we talk health care reform with florida's largest health insurer, chairman and c.e.o. of florida blue, patrick ge
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